dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
21 june 1968 & throwback thursday: shaw jhs bulletin, june 1965

21 june 1968 & throwback thursday: shaw jhs bulletin, june 1965

#OTD-ish 21 June 1968 #throwback thursday Shaw JHS (7th St & Rhode Island Ave NW) students published the Shaw JHS Bulletin, whose mottos were "The Voice of the Pupils" and "Keep Alive the Spirit of Shaw." This is the June 1965 issue, Vol. 32 No. 2. The newspaper cost 10 cents! Glenda Robinson was editor and Barbara Lucas was assistant editor.

The other staff members were:
Brenda Boone
Rolene Botts
Corenthia Freeman
Susie Mae Johnson
Francine Lloyd
Eunice Peyton
Shirley Riddle
Sheila Stancil

The Printing Staff took the Major Shop Printing Class with Mr. R.J. Briscoe, Jr., The newspaper sponsors were Mrs. A.T. Hansborough and Mrs. D.R. Gebo. Oliver R. Rogers, Jr. was the principal.

There were articles about Bobby Mitchell, Washington football team player visiting career assembly, students planting azaleas in school yard, Shaw students meeting with Sidwell Friends students for debate on Home Rule, two students learning to develop film for science fair project, and the Geography Club touring city landmarks.

And amazingly, there were 13 twins at Shaw. This photo appeared on page 3 of the Bulletin.

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George and Eugene Allen; Vernon and Veronica Ballard; Janice and Joyce Buchanan; Mattie and Hattie Burrell; Cecilia and Cecil Clinton; Beryl and Cheryl Crawford; Sam and William Delespin; Charles and Robert Harrold; Suzie and Suzanne Johnson; Lillian and Louise Lancaster; Bessie and Rosa Lee; Corene and Irene Lyon; and Ronald and Donald Ushery.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor attend Shaw? Did you work on the newspaper? Were you one of the twins? Do you have copies of the Bulletin? Do you have photographs from Shaw? You may comment privately here.

Source: Courtesy Marya McQuirter collection. A big thank you to Harry Chow, a Shaw graduate, for giving me this bulletin and other school newspapers. Harry has been an incredible archivist and historian of DC. I thank him for holding on to these treasures for over 50 years and wanting to share them with the world. 
 

 

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